UPDATE: The auctioned closed this evening with the scarf reaching £568! Well done for Cahonas Scotland on raising such a fab amount for your charity.
Goddamn! These things ALWAYS hit at the wrong time!
When his boots got auctioned off, I couldn’t bid. And now I doubt I’ll be able to bid on this, either.
It’s the final bit of “holy grail” memorabilia – to have something Jim has worn. But, as I say…the time is wrong and, it’s going to go into the hundreds, pricing me out. Yet again.
A scarf of Jim’s is up for auction on eBay. The proceeds of which are going to a cancer charity – Cahonas Scotland. The bid is currently at £86 with still five days to go.
I’m happy that it’s for charity and will raise a really good sum, hopefully. And damn it, I wish I could bid SOOOO MUCH. Had this been earlier in the year? No probs. I’d have been “in like Flynn” as the Aussie slang goes, but no can do now, sadly.
But if you’re able to, give it a go peeps! And you could end up with a bit of lovely, sweaty, tatty signed memorabilia. You can get dizzy breathing in Jim’s sweat and cologne. OMG! I WANT THIS SCARF! Lol
Looking at eBay, I noticed this fanzine for sale (at a ridiculous price! Considering what most fanzines are like, and how they were produced). I could see that they were gracious enough to show what was inside with some low res pics (of an already poor quality printed magazine. Rare…but I would not pay £50 for it myself). It dates from January 1979. Probably just about one of their first interviews, I would think.
I can only read certain bits of the content. The questions being asked are quite personal and…probing. This one had me in stitches!
Interviewer: “It’s always struck me that your hand is near your penis a lot, as though you were wanking on stage – I don’t know if you’re noticed it…”
Jim: “That’s the first time anyone’s said that, but the band have mentioned it too, they’ve been having me on…no, I don’t wear particularly tight trousers or anything like that. I can honestly say I don’t think much about that at all. If I see a nice bird in the audience, perhaps…”
Lol. Such direct questioning! If one can deem that a question, rather than a pondering. 🤔🤔🤔
Somebody is selling these on eBay (the banners…not the people in the pic…though I am open to offers!) …the band banner is being modelled by Yours Truly and Mr Dave Kramer, esq. just to give a sense of scale, I’m 5′ 4″, Dave is…a tall bugger! Lol. And Jim crouching must be at least 8 feet. Where the HELL would anyone put it? I mean…it would be faaaaab but….
Billy Sloan…if you ever look at my blog…this could be one for the SM “vault”. A bit of history.
I’m tempted, I have to say. Certainly would be a talking point…if I could actually hang it. Maybe I’d just lay it out on the lawn in the summer? Lol
Imagine it being viewable from the planes taking off and landing at the airport. Lol
How have I never actually taken this in before?! I’ve been seeing this cover since I started collecting SM memorabilia from the earliest days of my mega fandom. It’s – I am for all the world sure ERRONEOUSLY – stated as being a pic of Mick (surname spelled incorrectly)…but I am pretty sure that’s Brian. Photo taken by…Ronnie Gurr! Labelled as “Simple Minds in Berlin” – another bit I never took in. I knew there was a piece on them inside…but because it’s 1980, I just assumed it would be like a half page thing with one small pic.
Brian is all but STARKERS on the cover! Fucking…I’m gonna DIE if there’s anything REMOTELY similar of Jim inside! Lol.
For nearly FOUR YEARS I have bypassed getting this particular mag, having others take precedent…and now…THIS IS THE NEXT MUST HAVE!
ANY POTENTIAL CUSTOM I was about to give you. I wasn’t asking for pictures…just a bit more detail on what was in it. What an absolute cockwad! I wanted to buy it. I probably would have if they’d have given me a different reply. Even if their reply had been vague on detail…I would have taken a gamble. But based on THAT response…you ain’t getting a penny! AND…I will keep you on a list and make sure I NEVER buy from you in future.
Besides…I have NO IDEA how much a pack of cigarettes cost…and if you are a smoker, the magazine would have stunk anyway, so you did me a favour. Thank you! And of you are alluding to a pack of cigarettes as being “cheap”, well, they are not. (I’m sure many smokers would disagree with you on how “cheap” they are.) And neither is your magazine. Compared to current glossy music magazines on newsagent shelves, it’s a rip off! So, fuck you!
And I CANNOT BELIEVE I used the wrong “their” in my question (of course I meant THERE!)! *sigh*